March 7-9 Liszt, Adès and Tchaikovsky

[Thomas Ades]

Thomas Adès conducts Liszt, Adès and Tchaikovsky featuring Kirill Gerstein, piano 

BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès returns for a concert featuring the world premiere of his own second piano concerto, commissioned by the BSO and composed for Kirill Gerstein, a frequent collaborator.


TICKETS: March 7, 8PM

TICKETS: March 8, 1:30PM

TICKETS: March 9, 8PM

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  • Video Preview by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti. 
  • Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the program of March 7-9, 2019.
  • Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger, Richard Dyer and Marc Mandel.
  • BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès talks with Brian Bell about the Ades Piano Concerto, and other works on the March 7-9, 2019 program.

Download the full Program Notes (PDF)

Thomas Adès, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (11 min)
Thomas ADÈS Concerto for piano and orchestra (world premiere;
    BSO commission) (30 min)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 (45 min)

Mr. Adès also leads the orchestra in two Romantic-era scores. Franz Liszt's Mephisto Waltz depicts a scene from Nicolaus Lenau's 1836 poem Faust in which Mephistopheles plays demonically on a fiddle during a wedding. Tchaikovsky's emotionally intense and magnificently orchestrated Fourth Symphony, completed in 1878, represents the culmination of a traumatic period in the composer's life.